Dallas-based GSG (Graphic Solutions Group), a supplier to the screen, sign, digital imaging and embroidery industries, announces plans to acquire Ohio-based Cincinnati Sign Supplies. Founded in 1946, Cincinnati Sign Supplies is a full-service sign shop serving Ohio as well as neighboring states including Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Michigan.

“Cincinnati Sign Supplies is a well-established sign supply distributor,” notes Mark Granberry, president and CEO of GSG. “We are excited to take their knowledge and expertise and add our unique resources.”

The connection between GSG and Cincinnati Sign Supplies dates back to the early days of both companies. GSG founder John Lamb, who launched GSG by merging Texas Sign Supply, Texas Screen Process Supply and Neo Sign Supply, had also founded Cincinnati Screen Supplies in 1946.

John Tepe will serve as the regional manager of Cincinnati Sign Supplies. The rest of the current team will become GSG employees and the business will stay in its current location, operating under the name GSG/Cincinnati. The transaction is expected to close on June 1.